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Rhinoceros Beetle (Megasoma elephas), Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Rhinoceros Beetle (Megasoma elephas), Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Uploaded 24 Jan 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Rhinoceros Beetle lives in Costa Rica's lowland rainforest, in younger stages inside large fallen trees. The species can be found from southern Mexico down to northern Colombia and northern Venezuela. It is reported from the National Parks: Palo Verde National Park, Corcovado National Park, Tortuguero National Park, and Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. The rhino beetle is one of the strongest insects in the world with relation to its body size, and is the largest beetle within the country. Th ...
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